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Highlight for organic and fairtrade cotton in West Africa


This year’s International Cotton and Textile Conference SICOT will be held in Kougougou, Burkina Faso from 26 to 29 September. It will feature a four-day programme of... read more

Cotton is back in Haiti: New hope for farmers


Cotton is back in Haiti after a 30-year absence, having once been the country’s fourth largest agricultural export.  read more

FiBL scientists report the major bottlenecks of organic cotton production in India


FiBL scientists have released a report identifying "Major bottlenecks of cotton production in Nimar valley of central India". The report is based on a recent farm survey... read more

Long-term trial in India shows: Organic Cotton is competitive with GM crops


Organic cotton shows lower yields than genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton. Nevertheless, the lower production costs render the production of organic cotton feasible.... read more

GM cotton seeds a threat to Indian farmers


Extensive use of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds is destroying agricultural bio-diversity and jeopardising the livelihood of over four million cotton growers in... read more

World Congress on Organic Cotton – From Fashion to Sustainability


On the occasion of the UN Year of Natural Fibers 2009 the International Congress on Organic Cotton „From Fashion to Sustainability“ is organized by Helvetas, in... read more

New extension tools for organic cotton production


The Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland, has developed a set of new guide books and training materials on organic cotton production in the... read more